Arizona Actions


On February 2, 2005, Governor Janet Napolitano signed Executive Order 2005-02 establishing the Arizona Climate Change Advisory Group (CCAG). Appointed by the Governor, the CCAG comprised a diverse group of stakeholders who brought broad perspective and expertise to the topic of climate change in Arizona. The Executive Order directed the CCAG, under the coordination of ADEQ, to:

1)      prepare an inventory and forecast of Arizona GHG emissions; and

2)      develop a Climate Change Action Plan with recommendations for reducing GHG emissions in Arizona.

The Executive Order emphasized that “Arizona and other Western States have particular concerns about the impacts of climate change and climate variability on the environment, including the potential for prolonged drought, severe forest fires, warmer temperatures, increased snowmelt, reduced snow pack and other effects.”

The Executive Order also recognized that “actions to reduce GHG emissions, including increasing energy efficiency, conserving natural resources and developing renewable energy sources, may have multiple benefits including economic development, job creation, cost savings, and improved air quality.”

CCS Initiatives in Arizona: